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Video zeigt die Route des Staffellaufs der Olympischen Fackel von 2020, die rund um Japan getragen wird. Im Video sieht man auch das einzigartige Design der Fackel.

TOKYO 2020

Olympische Fackel Staffellauf - Video Animation

By Ben Mullins

March 25, 2021 - July 23, 2021 - Nach einer Verschiebung durch die Covid-19 Pandemie wird die Olympische Fackel, die in Tokyo ein Jahr lang warten musste, durch alle 47 japanischen Präfekturen in einem 121-Tage dauernden Fackellauf getragen.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will run from March 25-July 23, 2021 – following a 12-month delay caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.

During its travels the torch will visit all 47 prefecture capitals, plus hundreds of towns and villages along the way – giving people from all walks of life a chance to share in the celebration.

The Olympic torch was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and is inspired by traditional cherry blossoms. Five petal-shaped columns surround the tip of a rose gold aluminium beacon, which produces five separate flames.

Around 30% of the aluminium metal used in the torch's construction is recycled from emergency prefabricated housing units built in the aftermath of the devastating 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

PUBLISHED: 24/03/2021; ORIGINAL STATIC GRAPHIC: GN39550 Ninian Carter; TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Phil Bainbridge; STORY: Graphic News